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Institution-based survey on the etiological factors of breast cancer in females

Author : Safila Naveed, Ayesha Anwar Khan, Aseela Ghazanfar, Hina Tabassum, Humaira Ayesha, Asia Iqbal, Farah Siddiqui and Fauzia Naz

To identify the dominant etiological factors that lead to breast cancer in female patients for prevention & control on the occurrence of this cancer, by performing an analysis on the female breast cancer patients of Kiran, Karachi Institute of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine, Karachi, Pakistan. Survey done on the basis of a questionnaire, filled by the breast cancer patients of Kiran. At present no national level of breast cancer registry program exists in Pakistan and the data available from different sources, necessary for incidence, prevalence, morbidity/mortality, and etiological assessment of breast cancer and its control programs, are from hospital or institutional databases. Karachi Institute of Radiotherapy and Nuclear Medicine (KIRAN) is a comprehensive healthcare facility for diagnosis, treatment and research of all cancers. In females, breast cancer is the most common cancer accounting for 38.2% of all cancers & is occurring at rates almost highest in Asia. In this survey we did an analysis of the most prevalent etiological factors that lead to breast cancer in female patients. The age of the females was between 30-60 years respectively. The different etiological factors of breast cancer & their prevalence have also been discussed.


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